Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Group

  Transport Process Research

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The Transport Process Research (TPR) Group focuses on experimental and modeling studies of heat, mass and momentum transport problems of industrial interest. The current interests include: drying; electronics cooling; modelling of PEM fuel cell & lithium Ion battery; heat and mass transfer under jets; mathematical modeling of minerals, metals and materials processing operation (M3TC). Additionally, a number of international collaborative projects are under way with institutions around the world. Details can be found on this site.

Recent name card of Professor Arun Mujumdar

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Summary of Professional Outcomes during January 2012 - July 2013

Seasons’ Greetings and Best Wishes for 2018

Professor Mujumdar and TPR Network wish all Visitors the best of happiness, joy, health, peace and success in the coming year!

Click here for E-cards- New year card 1,New year card 2 & New year card 3.

Click here to download the calendar for the year 2013 from TPR group and WFCFD (World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying)

News from TPR Group

December 10, 2017

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    December 2017

    Prof Arun S Mujumdar


    Collaborative research with McGill University,

    Jiangnan University, China Agricultural University, Jilin University, KMUTT, NIFTEM


    Drying Technology-An International Journal ,Taylor & Francis, NY. 16 issues ,Editor-in-Chief.

    Food Drying Technologies vol III , ed. New Delhi (book)

    Honorary President, AsiaPacific Drying Conference , Wuxi, China, Sept 2017

    Honorary President , IDS2018, Valencia, Spain, September 2018.

    Series Editor, CRC Series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology, 4 Books in 2017.

    Reviewer for several journals; granting agencies, PhD theses, promotion/tenure applications etc

    20+ peer-reviewed publications; 2 book chapters ; 4 Conference papers, one edited book ; two books in CRC series ongoing.


December 2, 2017

  1. Note that IDS2018 will now be held one week ahead of the dates previously announced since a big event which attracts over 22,000 was announced the week IDS was originally planned causing hotel and other costs to jump up to twofold. Please note the new dates.
  2. Just received this announcement:
    Your IntechOpen author network keeps growing stronger!
    We are happy, and proud, to announce that 54 IntechOpen authors have made the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list - ranking them in the top 1% most cited!
    This is a tribute to our TPR network members for their highly productive research over the years. Keep up the momentum!

October 20, 2017

  1. We are pleased to note that members of TPR have two new book projects approved by CRC for publication in the Advanced Drying Science and Technology Series. One is entitled Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media ( Ed. Profs. Xu Peng, Agus Sasmito and Arun S. Mujumdar) and the other is entitled Advanced Drying Technologies for Foods ( Ed. Profs. HongWei Xiao and Arun S. Mujumdar). Three new titles in the CRC series have been published in September/October 2017. Two more proposals are final stages of approval.

October 17, 2017

  1. With release of Part 3 volume of the set entitled Drying Technologies for Foods published in India this month, this three volume set is available to order.
  2. The book in Chinese entitled Food Drying Technologies for highly efficient high quality products was presented ADC2017 Book Award at ADC2017 in Wuxi, China. Earlier this book based on a series of PhD theses st Jiangnan University coadvised by Prof Mujumdar with Prof Min ZHANG, received a national level book award in China in 2016.
    Click here for information on the books and the award.

October 15, 2017

  1. ADC2017 was held very successfully in Wuxi in September 2017. Click here for a short report on this 9th Asia-Pacific Conference. ADC2019 will be held in Mumbai in October 2019.
  2. Prof. Mujumdar gave a Plenary lecture at Colombian Mechanical Engineering Conference in Bucaramanga , Colombia in October 2017. He visited National University of Bogota as well. There is growing interest in Drying of fruits and vegetables there along with obvious interest in Drying/roasting of coffee and cocoa beans.
  3. Two new Books have just been published by CRC Press in the series on Advances in Drying Science & Technology edited by Prof. Mujumdar. Aside from the six books in production four additional titles are at proposal stage for publication in 2018. See CRC website for current listing and ordering information.
  4. Abstracts deadline is fast approaching for IDS2018 in Valencia. Spain. Please visit their website for details.

September 25, 2017

From Wuxi, China

  1. The 9 th ADC promises to be a great success with over 220 presentations packed in two long days followed by industry site visits and visit to Wuxi Supercomputer Centre which houses the fastest computer in the world.
    ADC includes 120 oral and 80 poster presentations with strong industry participation and sponsorship.
    We hope the 10th ADC scheduled for Mumbai in November 2019 will also attract strong industry and international participation.
    For PPT of Prof. Mujumdar's Plenary lecture please click here.

August 11, 2017

  1. Response to ADC2017 to be held in Wuxi, China next month has been excellent . Of special interest is the significant industry participation in this event.
  2. Several books have already been published in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology. The following information should of interest to readers working in the Foods area. Most books published by CRC are available in electronic format.
    Here are links to some of the books.
    The recently published Zhang et al handbook is also available at
    And here is the old book on CRC netbase system, though you might not have access if your facility does not have a subscription:
    What’s great about the above netbase is that if you subscribe to FoodNetBase when you search on a term it searches throughout the 400 or so books that comprise the FoodNetBase.
    Hope this information is useful.

June 28, 2017

  1. Delighted to reconnect with two of my grad students from 80's! Dr Anil S Menon is a 'real' doctor. After MEng and PhD in ChE and PDF in biomedical Engg at U of Toronto , he specialized in paediatrics and cardiac surgery and practices in Toronto with own clinic and two hospital appointments! He coauthored with me the first chapter of first edition of my Handbook of Industrial Drying (1984). A highly viewed and used reference. He lives just a few minutes drive from our residence. This connection was enabled by another early contact - Dr H. Muralidhara who was VP with Cargill R& D in Minneapolis and with Battelle labs in Columbus prior to that. Also in close neighbourhood is Dr Hamid Rabie who did his Meng / PhD with me and late Prof Weber on intermittent electroosmosis. He was VO with Zenon which was acquired by GE. He is an internationally recognized expert in membrane wastewater treatment. Delighted indeed to reconnect with both. Looking forward to regular contact with all three. Indeed a very small world!
  2. Look forward to meeting Agus Sasmito and Hugo GAO at McGill during long weekend visit to Montreal later this week.
  3. Handbook of Vegetable and Fruit Products edited by Zhang, Bhandari and Fang has come off the press. Fourth book in CRC series on Drying Science and Technology. Congrats to Editors and authors.

April 20, 2017

  1. Our estimated Impact Factor for the year 2016 for Drying Technology is 1.92. It is expected to cross 2.0 for 2017.
  2. Dr. Benu Adhikari sends the following good news for the journal. 'According to SCIMago, Drying Technology is Q1 journal and 182th out of 705 Chemical Engineering journals (given highly specialised field, this is great outcome). Australian Research Council is now actively discouraging researchers to use IF, they are encouraging to use SCiMago ranking or CiteScore.

March 12, 2017

  1. Professor Mujumdar just returned from a visit to India.
  2. Pleased to note Dr S. Karthik has joined Renault Nissan R&D in Chennai. Best wishes to him for a successful industrial R&D career in area related to his doctoral research. Hearty congratulations!
  3. Prof.Mujumdar is scheduled to present keynote lectures at conferences in Hong Kong, China and Colombia this year.
  4. Heartiest congratulations to Professor Wan Ramli Wan Daud of UK, Malaysia (UKM) for his exceptional contribution to scientific research in Malaysia. He is recipient of the coveted Merdeka Award which is given annually in Malaysia.
    The Merdeka Award aims to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence, encourage a world view, thereby enhancing Malaysia’s standing as a dynamic, competitive 21st Century Global Player in all key sectors from science and technology to the arts. for details visit
  5. TPR has contributed four book chapters to different books to be published in 2017-2018. Several journal papers have appeared this year with a number under preparation. Congrats to TPR members for continuing high productivity.

January 24, 2017

  1. Best wishes to all members of TPR family as well as visitors to this site.
  2. ADC 2017 will be held in Wuxi, China in September this year. The abstracts deadline is January 31, 2017.
  3. Three new books in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology will be published in 2017. Proposals are invited from prospective authors and editors for books in this series.
  4. A new ebook will be released and uploaded soon. Proposals are invited for monographs, edited volumes or conference proceedings in this series available for free download on this site.
  5. WFCFD2017 will be held in Mumbai in early March this year. Please look up wfcfd site for details.

Highlight News


Click here to read the article about Ebooks from TPR Group published in October 2010 issue of Chemical Industry Digest.


Professor Mujumdar receives Mars Lifetime Achievement Award from IDS2010. Click here for details.

Top 5 contributors to the World Drying Archival Literature

(Last updated from ISI Web of Science on March 13, 2012)

The number refers only to publications in archival journals. Books and chapters in books or conference proceedings are excluded.


Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar (261)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Tim A.G. Langrish (114)

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Sydney, Australia


Prof. Somchart Soponronnarit (111)

School of Energy, Environment and Materials

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand


Prof. G.S. Vijaya Raghavan (108)

Department of Bioresource Engineering

McGill University, Canada


Prof. Xiao-Dong Chen (106)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Monash University, Australia



  • New book by Prof.Mujumdar, "Perspectives on Innovation, Globalization and R&D", click here for the flyer.
  • TPR Ebook "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Transport Processes", click here for free download.
  • Prof. Mujumdar has been selected for Platinum Award of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Special Awards at IDS 2008. Visit here
  • Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar received Taylor & Francis Award, IDS2008. Visit here
  • Guide to Industrial Drying (3rd Enhanced Revise Edition) is available. Click for Brochure
  • Report on Honorary Doctorate for Editor-in-Chief Professor Arun S. Mujumdar Receives Doctor Honoris Causa Award from Lodz Technical University, Poland on June 11, 2008. Click here (pdf)
  • Professor Mujumdar received Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz Technical University, Lodz, Poland at a ceremony in Lodz on June 11, 2008. More
  • Prof. A.S. Mujumdar's publications list of (1978 to Sep 2008). Visit here
  • Collage of book covers Click here
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 2, Wiley-VCH, 2008


Numerical simulation and experimental investigations of various drying processes, intensification of innovation via mathematical models

  • Spray Drying
  • Heat Pump Drying
  • Microwave Drying
  • Spouted Beds Drying
  • Pulse Combustion Drying (PCD)
  • Atmospheric Freeze Drying (AFD)
  • Superheated Steam Drying
  • Drying of Gel
  • Drying of Nanosuspension
New approaches to cooling of electronics
Experimental and numerical investigation of new approaches for thermal management of electronics
Modeling of PEM fuel cells & Lithium Ion batteries
Explore new designs for enhancing the mass transport processes in PEMFC; develop 3D computational model of PEMFC; carry out an experimental study to investigate parameter that govern fuel cell performance and validate simulation results

Mathematical modeling of Mineral and Metal
Processing Operations

Using mathematical modeling to study the various processes in steelmaking and in the making of steel products: post combustion, continuous steel casting, lost foam casting, hydrocyclones, electromagnetic stirring of liquid steel etc.
Current Projects:
  • Post Combustion in an Electric Arc Furnace
  • Pulse Combustion
  • Design and optimization of hydrocyclones
  • Lost Foam Casting Process
  • Optimization of industrial tundish geometry





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